Saturday, May 31, 2008

BOULDERADO ;)

Well, we finally made it to Boulder, CO. It was quite a trip. The packing went really well thanks to John's family, our neighbor Keith and Mike Smith. Everything fit in the truck and we got the house all clean. We stopped over in Arlington, TX to stay with John's sister and family. Of course the visit was full of cousin fun and lots of good food. We drove all of Memorial Day and made it to Denver around 9:30 at night. We checked into our apartment the next morning. So our apartment...the thing about student housing is it will always be student housing which means vinyl flooring from the early 80's with major problems and industrial looking everything. On the plus side it is so much better than student housing at Austin. There is carpet and it is a two story. Even though the sq footage (850sq ft) is really small the layout is good and there is a ton more storage compared to most student housing so we fit quite nicely. The one bathroom has been a mild problem because everyone seems to need it at the same time. I will post pictures, etc when I get out from under all the boxes.
Now on to the actual city of Boulder. Needless to say it is amazingly beautiful. The air smells so sweet here. It smells like a mixture of pine and mountain meadow. Utah smells kind of like oak and canyon and Texas smells a little like swamp so I think Boulder wins. I have never seen so many Subaru's and Volkswagens. There are barely any trucks but there are a TON of SUV's (which is to be expected). Everything is really close and people ride there bikes everywhere. Of course, the weather is absolutely spectacular but talk to me again in Jan!!
More to come...

5 comments:

Hilary said...

I've had a few friends live in CO and it seems like a really lovely state. I hope you enjoy your time there!

Marci said...

back to the life at student housing... i'm glad to hear that you made it safe and sound!

jet said...

So will John also be riding his bike to work?

Melissa said...

No Jet...it is so close he will probably walk.

Melinda said...

Hooray for making it there safely!!